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Charles Drew Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1170 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2014

This has got to be one of the worst middle schools that I've ever seen. I don't have enough space, or time to tell you just how BAD!!!! this school really is. Lord please BLESS this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

I attended Drew for 2 1/2 yrs, I cant really say it was good or bad, it was pretty much what one makes it, I do know I made alot of great friends there and i would actually love to know if I would be able to find some of them through you guys, i would really appreciate it, i attended Drew I believe in 1990.


Posted December 2, 2010

I was a teacher at Charles Drew Middle school for eight years and during that time I saw many good things going on. Like all institutions you will fnd both good bad.. Some of the views expressed by some fail to take into consideration the variable involve in evaluation education,for example some of the best teacher that I worked with in my 23 years of teaching was found at Drew,especially in the sixth grade,but school teachers are not the only ones that make a school good or bad.(my name is Mr Scrutchions)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2010

I attened Drew 1991. Drew was a school that no one wanted to go to. There were kids in gangs and lots of other kids in gangs who'd come to our school to retaliate. Kids were afraid of other kids who were bullies, kids who looked for any reason to hurt another take ones personal iteams like shoes, jackets, food,money, jewlery etc. Kids didn't learn very much. Teachers were even afraid of the students. Students knew that and abused the system. At some point, even the security was afraid of controlling the students, so they'd pretend not to see what was happening. I really believe that a school will succeed if it has a strong principal who is determined to beat all odds. The principal also needs a strong group of administrators who will support he/her decisions. This will make teachers feel safe and thus care more about their profession.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I attend Charles Drew MS and I feel that it is a very bad school. i'M Not Saying it's Because of The Students I think its because of the teachers. They really don't care about the students, they just wanted the money. But if there was one teacher who really cared, And that teacher is Mrs. Xavier. I used to have her for 6th period science. Even though kids didn't listen, she would try to teach and she will always give us extra help like a teacher should.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2009

Drew is the best school ever I love this school so much I graduate from that school it help me alot
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

I was an alumni at drew m.S i actually feel i am who i am because of this school i did feel i could have learned more because i feel i learned nothin and school was harder because of that but in the end my personality i owe to that school


Posted December 12, 2008

I used to go to Drew and I feel that it is a very bad school. But not because of the students, because of the teachers. They don't care about the kids, they just wanted the money. But if there was one teacher who cared, it was Mrs. Xavier. I used to have her for 1st per. science. Even though kids didn't listen, she would always give us extra help like a teacher should.- Jaevaunghie
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2008

As an alumni of drew middle i have to say that drew is not the best school in the world. I had my ups and downs there but it wasn't all bad. I loved almost all of my teachers and the students were a handfull but they ment no harm. I learned much and graduated from there with salutitorial rankings with a gpa of 3.0 On a 4.0 Scale. I didn't think that i learned a lot or enough when i was there but now that im in high school i realize that i did. Drew is a good school and i do reccomend it
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

This school has it's challenges. Instruction is weak. Teacher turn over is high. Parent participation is low and discipline is out of control. However, the children are beautiful, reselient, and very kind hearted. They are some of the nicest kids you will ever want to meet. They will touch your soul and will inspire you. Anybody with a heart can not resist helping those kids!


Posted December 11, 2007

with all due respect, it is a horrible school. I graduated from there. the teachers are amazing but some of the students are unbearable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2007

As much as I hate to say it, this is not a good school. The children are disrespectful, but I do not blame the teachers and staff for that one. Parents need to learn how to control their children. However, the school does not enforce discipline as much as they should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

with all due respect: though i only attended charles drew middle school for one summer school or as they call it instersession i would not recomend it . the campus is also not clean i think it is a terrible waste of a facicilty an the abilities of some of the teachers there. i think that the school would be doing a lot better if it were not for the year round system student take breaks that are a waste of time ocnsidering the test scores [[submitted with all due respect forma student that went to middle school as far away as she could get from the intercity schooling system and has returned to the intercity to attend king drew magnet high schools].]
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2006

School needs are more discipline toward students overall. Teachers need to take intrust in the children's state of mined recognize each individual and work more toward their academic intrust. The teachers need to make teaching fun for the students. I fill very strongly toward fun teaching. Teachers please take the time it will pay of. But remember keep a strong state of mind. Do not fall back. Believe in them. Challenge their minds and make them think. A very concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

This School is not very nice. Teachers are good though. Needs alot of improvement. Unrespectful students. Don't recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2006

Educators mostly are willing to instruct. Terrible on safety and quality of textbooks and nutritional food program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

I feel that this was a good school for me. I really learned a lot in this school. Not only were the teachers good at the teachings, but I felt that I had a bond with them when it came to learning. Many teachers in this school teached me a lot of stuff that they knew I was going to need in life. Especially Mr. Pierre, he taught me good work habits, and much more.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2006

Very little parent involvement, no quality academic programs nor extracurricular opportunities. There are a few dedicated, quality teachers, but they face an uphill battle. The facilities are as needy as the student population. Caring parents should do what they possibly can to ensure that their children find an education elsewhere. Not a good school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

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16%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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31%

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26%

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15%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

2012

 
 
22%

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20%

2010

 
 
14%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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16%

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26%

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9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

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20%

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20%

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13%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

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33%

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28%

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26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Females26%
Males24%
African American17%
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Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Math

All Students23%
Females23%
Males23%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students33%
Females37%
Males26%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

English Language Arts

All Students18%
Females22%
Males14%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females9%
Males12%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students21%
Females22%
Males19%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Science

All Students28%
Females30%
Males26%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 84%
Black 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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District average
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Parents

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61%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

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52%
 

District average

 
74%
 
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This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
45%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
47%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
42%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
38%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
51%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
22%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
41%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
47%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
58%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
36%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
47%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
47%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents477%
Students74769%
Employees4643%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Karen O'Riley
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (323) 583-6030

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Parent center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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8511 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001
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Phone: (323) 826-1700

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